Benefited Employees

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Benefits

Insurance & Programs

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MEDICAL/VISION INSURANCE

Utah Tech University offers two medical plans through Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP). Advantage Care or Summit Care are the two PEHP plans available.

Our medical insurance also offers a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Blomquist Hale. Visit them online at www.blomquisthale.com for more information.

Optional flexible spending plan or FSA (Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, through PEHP.

DENTAL INSURANCE

Utah Tech University offers dental insurance through EMI Health Dental. Dental plan uses preferred providers (available on the EMI website) but non-preferred provider coverage is available at the same rate as preferred with the employee paying any remaining balance.

To add, remove, or make any changes mid fiscal year, login to NEOED / eForms and submit an EMI Dental Change form.  Upload any necessary documents (e.g. birth certificate, marriage license, etc.)

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GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

The employee, legal spouse and unmarried natural and legally adopted children; live birth to age 26 years are eligible for life benefits through New York Life.

LONG TERM DISABILITY

If you had an unexpected illness or injury and were unable to work, how long would you be able to pay your bills? New York Life Long-term disability pays a portion of your salary if you’re unable to work due to a covered disability.

RETIREMENT PROGRAMS

Employer-funded plans for employees in benefit-eligible (.75 FTE or greater) positions. Employee-funded plans available to all employees of the University

WORKERS COMPENSATION

All employees are covered by State Industrial Insurance. This provides for hospital costs, physician’s fees and weekly benefit payments while absent from work due to injury incurred while at work. The entire cost is borne by Utah Tech University.

UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

University observes 13 holidays during the calendar year. The University designates 12 of these holidays and the employee utilizes a floating personal preference day for the remaining holiday.

Utah Tech University also recognizes that it is important for employees to have time away from work. See University Policy 346 within the Policy Library for more details about staff leave accruals and usage on campus.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS FOR UT EMPLOYEES

Utah Tech University offers a variety of miscellaneous benefits and discounts to employees, both for use on-campus and off-campus.

Click the link above to view these additional benefits.

Updated 06/2024

Benefits News and HR Events

  • Employee Assistance Program: Wellness Resources, Blomquist Hale Webinars
  • PEHP: MyWellness Tracker, Plan Updates, Campus Visits
  • Dental Campus Visits
  • Retirement Changes/Updates
  • HR News


Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Resources

Interested in Wellness Resources available to Employees?
Full-time employees may check out the Wellness Portal within NEOED (formerly NEOGOV) Onboard, which includes a variety of on-campus programming available to employees through the HPC, as well as connected programs such as the university’s Employee Assistance Program for free counseling services (available through Blomquist Hale), PEHP Wellness Challenges and programs, etc.

Log into NEOED >> Onboard to view the Wellness Resources

Blomquist Hale (BH)

Online webinars with a wide range of topics that are all mental health related, one of the many benefits of Blomquist Hale Solutions.

Register for Free Blomquist Hale Workshops Online


PEHP - Medical / Vision Coverage

Scheduled PEHP Campus Visits

PEHP representative, Justin Seal, visits the UT campus monthly to answer any questions regarding your medical and/or vision benefits. No appointment is necessary; dates are available and listed within the monthly HR newsletters emailed to employees and linked at the top of this page.

Justin is also available by email at justin.seal@pehp.org or by phone at 801-493-5441 Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

Justin will visit with employees on a first-come, first-serve basis in the HR Conference Room BNO 142.

 

New Online/Phone On-Demand Doctor Visits

We also wanted to highlight a recent enhancement of the University’s medical plan. PEHP has partnered with Amwell to provide live, on-demand doctor visits online or by phone (telemedicine) under our medical plan. Copays are only $10 (less than a primary care visit copay) and available 24/7. To learn more about this resource and the commonly treated conditions under this benefit, go online to https://amwell.com or download the app and sign up for the service. As part of the signup, you will need to enter your PEHP ID (found on your insurance card) and enter “PEHP” as the service key so you get the $10 co-pay.

myWellness Tracker with PEHP

The University has partnered with PEHP to offer full-time UT faculty & staff (and their spouses) a new wellness benefit called myWellness Tracker.

A new fiscal year starting also means a new plan year for you to participate in PEHP’s myWellness Tracker.

New challenges and new point levels are reset each July, so be sure to set up some wellness goals for you to accomplish each fiscal year and earn yourself a rebate of up to $150 gross for participation in various wellness activities of your choosing throughout the fiscal year.

There is information about this program within NEOED Onboard, under the “Wellness Portal”, as well as online at https://www.pehp.org/mywellnesstracker. Sign up today!

We hope you (and your spouse) will take advantage of this new program. Please email mywellnessjul@pehp.org if you have any problems registering.

Visit the PEHP myWellness Tracker

PEHP Benefit Update & Events

IRS Increases HSA Limits – 2024
Earlier this year the IRS increased the 2024 calendar year HSA limit:

– Single coverage by $300 to $4,150

– Double/Family by $550 to $8,300

If you would like to make changes to your personal contributions to your HSA account please log into your www.pehp.org account, click on the “My Benefits” tab at the top of the page, and then click on “change HSA contributions”.  Note that any changes must be made within the PEHP online portal, not through the Health Equity portal.

Important Update from PEHP re: Pharmacy Benefit w/Kroger/Smith’s in 2023
Kroger/Smith’s elected to end their contract with Express Scripts effective January 1, 2023. This means that PEHP members who currently fill their prescriptions at Kroger/Smith’s will need to find another in-network pharmacy to keep their drug costs down. Please note that Express Scripts will be notifying everyone who uses Kroger/Smith’s for their medications about the change of coverage. Most pharmacies in Utah are still covered, to see in-network pharmacies, or go to: express-scripts.com/findapharmacy.


EMI - Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance – EMI Health

Shawn Park will be available by phone or email this month to answer any questions you have regarding dental claims, creating an online EMI Health account, online account features, etc. To reach Shawn directly, please contact him at spark@emihealth.com or by phone at 801-270-2871.

Shawn will visit with employees on a first-come, first-serve basis in the HR Conference Room BNO 142. Dates and times of these appointments are emailed to employees through a monthly HR newsletter and linked at the top of this page.


Retirement

TIAA Appointments

Nathan Garner will be available for one-on-one appointments to discuss employee 401a, 403b, and 457b accounts with TIAA. Please go online to https://www.tiaa.org/public/support/contact-tiaa/consultations-seminars to schedule an appointment for either later on this month (using the “Your Employer” link) or virtually at other times during the month (using the “Virtual Consultation” link.

Employees can also meet with Nathan or other TIAA representatives virtually at other times during the month (using the same TIAA hyperlink, but requesting a virtual consultation). If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment, please call TIAA directly at 800-732-8353.

Schedule Appointment w/TIAA

TIAA Webinars

TIAA offers free TIAA Financial Essentials Live Webinars each month on various final topics. Employees can access these webinars at TIAA.org/webinars.

Utah Tech is hosting TIAA, in conjunction with HealthEquity, in a Webinar entitled Understanding HSAs and the integration between these platforms. This webinar will occur on Friday, October 20 from 1-2 pm. You can register by clicking here: https://tiaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xm9uzrH1R_as2eOnrJ-lmw

TIAA standard webinar recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date.

TIAA Webinars

UTAH RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (URS)

Utah Retirement Systems (URS) is offering one-on-one Retirement Planning Sessions via telephone or Webex video conferences. These sessions will be identical in format to the in-person sessions that have previously been offered at locations throughout the state. These Planning Sessions are designed for ALL career stages: beginning, middle, end.

To register for a URS retirement planning session:

  • Go to www.urs.org.
  • Log into your myURS account.
  • Click on the Education Tab.
  • Click on “Individual Retirement Planning Sessions”.
  • Find the date and time that works best for you. Although the URS main offices are located in Salt Lake County, feel free to sign up for any telephone or Webex session wherever you live in the state.
  • Complete the Investor Profile Questionnaire (you will be directed to the online questionnaire as you register for your appointment). Please have the following with you for your appointment:
    • your current gross pay rate, b. any retirement plan balances outside of URS,
    • your URS account log in information (user ID and password)
    • and your Social Security statement (get yours at www.ssa.gov).

URS will call you at the phone number listed on your myURS profile at the time of your appointment. Be sure to check this number for accuracy in advance of your appointment. Please note: These sessions are NOT to apply for retirement. To apply for retirement, contact the URS Pension Department at (800) 695-4877.

Visit Utah Retirement Systems' Website

IRS Increases Limits for Supplemental Retirement Plans – 2024

For 401k/403(b) and 457 plans, the contribution limits are increasing to $23,000 for the 2024 calendar year.  If you are age 50 and over, the catch-up amount is going up $1,000 to $7,500.

  • If you have TIAA as your retirement company and would like to make changes to your “extra” retirement account/s, please complete the “Payroll Deduction” form located in NEOED in the eForms platform (click on the “Forms” link under your picture from your Dashboard).  Note that any payroll deduction changes need to be submitted in eForms at least 7 business days before a pay day to be applied to that payroll date or changes will be applied to upcoming available payroll. All deduction changes must be made with this form, not by logging into your TIAA website.
  • If you have URS as your retirement company and would like to make changes to your “extra” retirement account(s), please log into your URS online account and make changes there. (Remember we are not able to do a percentage withdrawal, you must give us a dollar amount). When we receive the email notification from URS, the change will be applied to the soonest available payroll possible.

Contact

Office of Human Resources

Email: benefits@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7520

Fax: 435-656-4001

Office: North Burns 140-154
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770